Colon polyps hereditary

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Avatar n tn i've rescheduled my surgery a few times, but i either lost insurance or found out i was pregnant. i'm getting ready to have my last baby at the end of the month c-section so as soon as i have him i'm going to schedule the surgery, but i'm afraid that it may be worse than it as 4..4 1/2 years ago.
Avatar m tn Google FAP, this is an hereditary colon cancer which may be in your family. This is in our family and I lost a husband to it at 31, a brother-in-law at 38, son at 32, and grandson ar 18. Polys at your age are very rare, and normally the want to see you back every 2 years for another scope. Polyps can become cancerous.
Avatar f tn You're very young to be getting so many polyps and this normally indicates that AFAP is in the family. It is hereditary although a spontaneous mutation can happen. Have you lost any family members to colon cancer in their 40's?
Avatar f tn Patients I have taken care of with colon polyps were usually over the age of 40. Polyps can be hereditary. Depending on what kind of polyps you have will determine if you are more susceptible to colon cancer.
Avatar n tn You need to ask your doctor if this is FAP. It's an hereditary colon disease that causes up to thousands of polyps to develop in the colon. You don't state your age but polyps usually start to develop as young as 10. Have you ever lost a family member at a young age to colon cancer?
Avatar m tn I was really hoping to wake up to good news and a clean bill of health. Instead, he found 20 small polyps. My heart sank. 16 of these were in the ascending colon. I was still groggy, and I need to have a follow up visit after the biopsies come back, but he said it’s possible I may have to have that part of the colon removed somewhere down the line. Has anyone else had a problem with polyps like this? I am at the very beginning of researching this.
Avatar n tn There is one hereditary colon cancer which runs in families, though. It starts in childhod as multiple tumors (polyps), which grow and start to cause problems in adolescence or later. Occasional constipation, mucus or blood in the stool can be found. One or more of these polyps usually develop into cancer late - but rarely before age of 30. It could be one single polyp. It could be Crohn's disease or Ulcerative colitis (both known as inflammatory bowel disease - IBD).
1506428 tn?1290117104 They found three small polyps in my cecum (1-2mm) and one mid-sized polyp in my mid ascending colon (6-8mm). Also, there were large discontinuous areas of inflammation in my ascending and descending colon with large amounts of adherent mucus. They removed all of the polyps and took tissue samples for histology and virology (they are testing for C.
Avatar m tn Polyps are also rare at your age unless there is an hereditary colon disease in your family. If you haven't had any family member diagnosed at an early age with colon cancer.....I wouldn't worry that it's cancer. I know we tend to think the worst, but there are other things that can cause this. Plus, regardless of what it is you're catching it early before it becomes serious and that's what you need to think about. I hope this helps and please let us know what you find out...
Avatar m tn Colon cancer is EXTREMELY rare in young people. It is normally due to an hereditary colon disease which is in our family. Even with the hereditary disease early detection can save your life! Take your health very seriously, if you don't and something is wrong, you will be forced to deal with it eventually, and probably not with good results.
Avatar m tn When colon cancer presents in someone under fifty there is real concern that it is due to an hereditary colon disease in the family such as FAP. If someone develops cancer as young as 34 this needs to be ruled out immediately because the children have a 50% chance of inheriting the mutated APC gene. A Gastroenterologist will ask someone if they have had family members diagnosed or die from colon cancer in their 30's or 40's, as this will make them suspect FAP.
Avatar m tn If you have a way to learn what is in your biological parents medical background, that is always beneficial for you. We have the hereditary colon cancer in our family which you speak of, and there are outwardly signs of it. One way to rule this out is to have a colonoscopy, because if it's in your family you would have colon polyps by now. The polyps don't turn cancerous until the late 30's to early 40's. If it's the attenuated form then the cancer starts in the late 40's to early 50's.
533880 tn?1237616052 I have had many problems with my health since then. I underwent a lower gi and found polyps in my colon by they were not cancerous and it also said I have pre crohns, and at the time I had h pylori which was never treated until a few weeks ago. I have a question with all these issues does these things increase my risk of colon or stomach cancer. My grandmother died a month ago due to colon and lover cancer. And my dad has also had a few polyps removed from his colon.
Avatar n tn The only condition where adenomas appear under 30 id familiar adenomatous polyposis FAP), which is genetic (you'd for sure have a relative with adenomas in his/her young age), and goes with dozens of colonic polyps. Yet another type is Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colon Cancer (HNPCC), increases the risk of colon cancer, often beginning in the 20s and 30s, but does not cause a large number of polyps.
1097812 tn?1258296304 I have a family history of cancer, on both sides I have gone for my scope 3 yrs, straight the first yr. I had 30 pre-cancerous polyps, next yr. I had 12, next yr I had 8, 2 of them turned out to be High grade dysplasha.So for the last 4 months I have gone back every month, first month I had 5 more, next month,6 more, next month 4 more plus a lot of inflamation, The Dr. called me and said he thinks I will end up having part of my colon removed.
Avatar n tn Both parents had polyps and in checking they found a history of polyps and possible colon cancer in the family tree. Just because your young and it is rare at your age, if it persist have it checked out.
Avatar f tn All your bowel symptoms are what they tell us to seek medical advice on. The are hereditary colon cancers that run in families, and anytime a young family member is diagnosed, everyone should be checked out. Plus, if it's hereditary, you need to know for your children's sake. We have FAP in our family, it is hereditary, and carries other problems with it. I'm very surprised that your sister's GI hasn't advised that everyone get checked out!
Avatar m tn is it possible for rectal bleeding caused by colon cancer to stop while taking a medicine like Varixinal? And if it's not possible, then does the fact that my bleeding can be controlled by this medicine prove that this is not a case of colon cancer? Thank you! Regards, Bubulinu.
Avatar m tn Puberty causes the colon to develop thousands of polyps that will turn to cancer if the colon is not removed. Colon cancer gets a lot of research, FAP not as much. I think making people aware of FAP is very worthwhile. I've lost 5 family members to it that include a son at 31 and a grandson at 18. Good luck in your chosen profession!
987242 tn?1335494370 When I was 20 I had a colon cancer scare. I had bloody stool with occult blood in stool samples. Severe abdominal pain and lost thirty pounds in two months. During the colonoscopy they found a fold\ lesion and the doctor took a biopsy. It came back negative and the doctor ordered all kinds of test. Upper GI, CT Scan, and ultra sounds are the ones I recall. Anyway nothing ever explained what he found during the colonoscopy.
Avatar n tn He was in his late 70's when he was diagnosed. The doctor didnt mention anything about the hereditary colon cancer (FAP). I'm scared. I don't really know what to do? Should i go for a colonoscopy? any feedback will be veryyy appreciated.
Avatar f tn Familial Adenomatous Polyposis is an hereditary colon disease. It usually presents with polyps in the colon starting at the age of 10, and depending on the type of FAP the polyps do turn cancerous either in the 30's or late 40's. It's extremely rare to develop colon cancer at your age even when this disease is in the family. The three of you need to meet with a Gastroenterologist to determine if this is what is in your family.
Avatar n tn I am not a person who looks like I would have colon cancer I guess. It is not hereditary and I had a very healthy and active lifestyle l. Started eating organic at age 15. But when the doctors finally found my cancer it had spread and I am now a stage four colon cancer wife and mother of two. It is no longer rare for young people to get this type of cancer. Catch it early and you may not have chemo at all, just a small surgery!
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Avatar n tn Everybody says that because of my age it's probably Hemmroids (I don't have itching) or polyps, but those don't cause you to be nauseas, have back pains and a chronic upset stomach right? People my age do get it. Is there anything else that it could be besides colon cancer? I've pretty much conviced myself it is cancer. Plus, I feel like it might be spreading due to my nausea, back pain, chronic headaches and vision disturbances. I'm getting a colonoscopy in 2 weeks.
Avatar n tn Hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC) accounts for about 5 percent of colorectal cancers and an increased risk of other cancers (Endometrial is the most common, Ovary, stomach, small bowel, hepatobiliary system, renal pelvis or ureter, and possibly prostate cancers can also be seen). Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) accounts for about 1 percent of colorectal cancers, and cancers are preceded by hundreds of polyps throughout the colon.
Avatar n tn Unfortunately, colon cancer is a major cause of death in this country. There are about 160, 000 new cases of colon cancer each year. The American population has approximately a 6% lifetime risk of developing colon cancer. More people need to know about this disease because it is preventable by appropriate screening. The occurrence of colon cancer is believed to have certain patterns in the population. Some cases occur at random.